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2023 Cornerstone Grant Recipient: Nova Ukraine

The Charitable Foundation of the Energy Bar Association is thrilled to announce Nova Ukraine as the 2023 Cornerstone Grant Recipient. Nova Ukraine is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine, aiding vulnerable groups and individuals, supporting efforts to build a strong civil society, reforming the educational system, and eliminating corruption.

As a result of recent attacks on the Ukrainian power grid, Nova Ukraine‘s grant request focused on the immediate need for electric generators in hospitals and warming centers across the country. Ostap Korkuna, Co-chairman of Nova Ukraine, stated “these projects are closely aligned with the Energy Bar Association’s mission to support energy-related charitable projects with large impact. Both projects will have an outsized impact on people of Ukraine suffering from destruction of civil infrastructure and sub-freezing winter temperatures.” This grant of $50,000 covers nearly 60% of the initial generator project needs.

“The CFEBA Board is proud to support this year’s Cornerstone Grant, funding electric generators for Nova Ukraine to deploy to support essential services in hospitals and warming centers throughout Ukraine.  CFEBA’s mission is to provide support to energy-related programs focused on improving lives worldwide.  The electric generators funded by the CFEBA’s grant squarely align with the CFEBA mission and will make a meaningful difference to the people of Ukraine affected by disruptions in civilian energy infrastructure and winter conditions.”
- Heather Horne, CFEBA President and Associate General Counsel at Duke Energy Corporation

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Prior CFEBA Grant Projects

The availability of affordable energy is one of the world's critical issues impacting public health, safety and education. Statistics say there are approximately 1.3 billion people living in energy poverty around the world.

CFEBA supports charitable projects that have an energy-related purpose and are focused on improving lives worldwide. Over the years, through the generous support of our members, the CFEBA has funded approximately 2 million dollars to provide energy access to those most in need.


Cornerstone Project 2020, Yurok Tribe

In 2020, CFEBA donors helped the Yurok Tribe, the largest federally recognized Indian Tribe in California, build a micro-grid that will allow the Tribe to maintain critical services and operations during extended power outages and emergencies.


Cornerstone Project 2019, Educate Haiti

In 2019, the CFEBA partnered with Educate Haiti, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to electrify schools buildings and help educate more than 400 students in Durissy, Haiti.


Cornerstone Project 2018- Puerto Rico Primary Care

The 2018 grant to Puerto Rico Primary Cary funded the installation of an integrated hybrid solar power system that powered the refrigeration units at the primary care clinics across the hurricane ravaged island.

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Cornerstone Project 2017, Innovation Africa

With the help of CFEBA donors, Innovation Africa has completed drilling beneath the ground in the aquifer, has installed a water tank, a solar pump, and solar panels to pump water up to the tank. The Akuyam village now has access to CLEAN WATER!


Cornerstone Project 2016, Light Up a Village

In 2016, the CFEBA partnered with NRECA International Foundation to support the men and women of U.S. utilities who lend their skills to design and implement rural electrification programs, bringing electricity to parts of the world that lack it.  This important new project provided life-changing electricity to 460 families in rural El Beni, Bolivia, a farming region located between the northeastern Bolivian cities of Guayaramerin and Riberalta.


Cornerstone Project 2015: Global Solace, Arlington Thrive Inc.

Provided a fully functional solar-electric system and tools to a rural school and health clinic in Carcasse, Haiti. An additional grant was used to provide emergency financial assistance to Arlington residents who because of a sudden financial crisis are unable to pay their utility bills.

Additional Grant Recipients

Learn more about CFEBA grant recipients prior to 2016.

Other Grant Recipients

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